Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Like stepping out into sunshine again...


I had finally gotten to a point where I could go through all of my fall and Halloween craft goodies and came upon this little booklet....


I had started with a FB  and Youtube group called "Listers gotta List", she gave us prompts every month and then we could journal. This was a new idea for me and I had latched onto it pretty strong... It was such a shock to see this as I had just started a bit late in September.  But I was so enjoying it... then Chris had got his cancer diagnosis....I should have journaled through the whole process but I just couldn't put the words on paper....made it too real, too scary at the time.

Literally our world stopped as we knew it....all of the joys and hardships of our lives went away...and we went just into survival mode....chemo, hellacious surgery, more chemo, infections, poor blood counts, all of it just became our only existence.  To keep him alive and have him survive this onslaught! 
We are all struggling to get back to life, and frankly so happy for the struggle....Chris is doing so well ( thank you all) and recently had an MRI and CT of his chest as bone cancer of his kind goes there a lot....it was totally normal!  ( Thank you again ) He is in PT for strength in that leg and chomping at the bit to get back to his life....this is where the patience comes in....we are not done with this particular road we travel but I can see the junction ahead.  But we can breathe again...almost a year to the date we are back into everyday life and it is so sweet....

And so, this morning I am grateful for this chance to begin again.....


For me, this photo says it all....blank pages... waiting to be inspired and filled with the joy of living...again!

Thanks for stopping by....

8 comments:

Jane said...

So happy that you're having good news and looking forward to good days once again!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

What a year for you all indeed! So THANKFUL for the complete healing. God answered those prayers :)
I think fall is the perfect time to start again! Thinking of YOU!
Sending hugs & kisses!
xo,
deb

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Sandy, I am so glad to see you post, and with such good news! I know this is one darn year your family wants to put behind them. Glad to hear you can start enjoying life again, and that Chris has done so well.

Hugs, Pam

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Love you Sandy. I'm so happy for Chris's good news.
Hugs
Dorothy

craftyles said...

So glad you are able to get back to normal and Chris is too. Great news. Enjoy your journal!

Shirley Hatfield said...

This was such an inspiring post! You are a wonderful woman, Sandy, and deserve all the good blessings God has in store for you. Keep the faith, my sweet sweet friend.

Patti said...

It's so nice to read your post; your serenity and your hope for a bright future. I have missed your cheery self! I haven't been posting myself - but glad that I checked in tonight and read your post. Big hugs to you and yours. You all deserve lots of joyous hugs!

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